RUSH – James / John 88th Regiment

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James with wife Eliza and daughter Catherine

88th Colours

Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp

NameRUSH – James / John
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2591
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th June 1850 / 26 years / Bury Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – not clear: see Further Information below
Length of Service5 years 125 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 30th October 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Intended Residence at
Westport Mayo Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Galway
1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/2½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
1887 further increased to 1/8d per diem to take into account 15 years 6 months of service in South Mayo Militia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Aughavale Westport Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FITZPATRICK Elizabeth or Eliza
c1841 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeKathleen Cathrine Mary (Kitty) B c1872Westport Ireland
M LANGRIDGE Edward John 29th November 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
D 10th May 1911 North Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret B 2nd January 1874 at sea on “Naval Brigade”
D 8th February 1874 onboard “Naval Brigade”
James John B 10th February 1875
D 22nd July 1951 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Richard Patrick B March 1876
D 24th December 1879 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Molly B not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Perth Town Lot V118
1.0.9 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Ballarat Star 17th February 1906 (Obit.)
West Australian 24th February 1906 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
c1882 moved to Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th February 1906 Nazareth House Ballarat Victoria Australia
bur Ballarat Cemetery Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd June 1878 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill: 8th December 1905. Probate: 22nd March 1906 Supreme Court of Victoria [VPRS 7591; VPRS 28, Grant P97-833]
Further InformationJames John – name on some records shown as John James
Record states embarked with Service Company for Crimea 4th April 1854: wounded 7th June 1855